Sydney Name Meaning & Origin

Sydney

Pronunciation: SID-nee (key)

Origin of the name Sydney:

Transferred use of the surname originating as a Norman baronial name taken from the place-name St. Denis in Normandy. Alternatively, the name arose independently in England and is derived from the Old English elements sīd (extensive, wide) and ieg (island in a river, riverside meadow). The name was indicative of one who dwelled on or near the wide, riverside meadow, or from the wide island.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Sidney, Sydnee, Sydnie

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Nicknames for Sydney

Syd, Sydie, Nyd, Niddy, skidney, siddy baby, sidly widly, Syd-Syd, Sydibell, Syd-O, Squid, Sid Vicious, Idney, Syd-the-Kyd Squidles, 3/10

Meanings and history of the name Sydney

Comes from St Denis in Paris and from the Hebrew meaning Enticier
This is now often used as a place-derived name, honoring Sydney, Australia

Famous real-life people named Sydney

Sydney Loren Bennett 'Syd the Kyd' a singer/producer from California
Sydney Penny, American actress
Sydney Steinfeldt a reality TV actress
Sydney Sierota, lead singer of the band, Echosmith
Sydney Conway (b. 2011), daughter of American former professional boxer Laila Ali

Sydney in song, story & screen

Sydney Bristow: Lead character in the TV show "Alias", played by Jennifer Garner

Sydney Ellen Wade: Co-lead character in the movie "The American President", played by Annette Bening

"Sydney White": film starring Amanda Bynes as Sydney

Sidney Prescott: Lead character in the "Scream" movie series, played by Neve Campbell

Sydney Sage: A character in Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy Series and the protagonist in her following series Bloodlines.

Sydney Fox - main character in TV show “Relic Hunter”

"Sydney" song by Puddle of Mudd

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